Canada to Texas Gulf coast
Location in the Zoo
Kathrine G. McGovern Texas Wetlands
Cool Animal Fact
Whooping cranes are monogamous and form pairs around two or three years old. A pair bond develops through a variety of courtship behaviors including unison walks, unison calls, and courtship dances. Once paired, whooping cranes breed Once paired, whooping cranes breed seasonally and start nesting at approximately four years of age.
How We Help Save Them
- The Zoo provides support and resources to protect whooping cranes and their wintering grounds in Texas.
How You Can Help
Donate to save whooping cranes in the wild.
Visit the Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas every February to celebrate the yearly return of the whooping cranes to their wintering habitat.